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Today, CIA is welcoming more than 35 students from around the country to CIA HQs for our inaugural STEM Camp.

The participants will get hands-on exposure to how a career in STEM can be leveraged at CIA.
In honor of our first summer STEM Camp, we posted a story today about the #reelvsreal of technology depicted in the fictional nation of Wakanda.

Wakandan Technology Today: A CIA Scientist Explores the Possibilities
Marvel’s Black Panther & Avengers: Infinity War introduced the fictional African nation of Wakanda, where exclusive access to a unique metal called vibranium has helped drive the most technologically advanced country on the planet.
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Did you miss our Reel vs Real with the creator & cast of @TheAmericansFX last week?

Check out the lively discussion about the facts vs fiction of espionage, CIA tradecraft, & living under cover here:

Learn more about Marti Peterson in this Cold War story about her & Aleksandr Ogorodnik, Codename: TRIGON.

TRIGON: Spies Passing in the Night:

Curious about the infamous “Romeo Spies” discussed during the #ReelvsRealCIA event?

After #WWII many West German women took jobs with access to highly classified info. They became targets for East German male spies. These men were nicknamed “Romeo Spies”
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In anticipation of Marti Peterson’s participation on our #ReelvsRealCIA panel tomorrow (, here is the Cold War story about her & Aleksandr Ogorodnik, Codename: TRIGON
Aleksandr Ogorodnik, a mid-level official in Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) posted in Latin America, had access to information about Soviet intentions for the region. While he enjoyed his life in Latin America, he found the Soviet system oppressive.

CIA recruited Aleksandr in South America in 1973 & gave him codename TRIGON.

He smuggled docs to CIA officers who would photograph them. Material he provided gave unique insights into Soviet’s Latin America policies, including plans to influence other governments.
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